Re: Marketing/propaganda in documentation

Subject: Re: Marketing/propaganda in documentation
From: Alan Yelvington <alany -at- TEKIG5 -dot- PEN -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 09:38:55 PST

I have to agree that marketing needs to get their two bits in,
but the frustration factor can run high.

The marketing overhead on manuals can get quite expensive when
you're translating into four languages.

I do agree that the person who gets the product may not have been
the person who ordered it (good point). I also agree that when they
have shelled out thousands for something, a little validation in the
manual can go a long way.

I just wish that marketing would write and publish their warm fuzzies
by themselves and let me go to the facts.

Just my two bits,

Alan Yelvington
Tech Writer II
Tektronix, Inc.

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